April 07, 2010
In case anyone is still unclear on the historic decadence of our elites, some presentations from "Open Graves, Open Minds" a conference/segue as prequel to the degree.
- The Brutal and Bloody: Representations of the ChupaCabra in Rudolfo Anaya's Curse of the ChupaCabra by Prof. Suryendu Chakraborty (Krishnagar Women's College).
- Fundamentalism, Hybridity and Remapping the Vampire body: Postmodern Vampirism and the Presidency of George W. Bush by Dr. Sorcha Ní Fhlainn (Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland).
- Zombies and Ninjas and Class, Oh My!: Marxist Paradigms in Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Julia S. Fullman (California State University, Fullerton, USA)
Not that I am against vampires, far from it, but I am a firm believer in applied vampire studies. Ruining good fun in the name of a stale dated poke at George Bush appears to be the best academia can manage.
Posted by Ghost of a flea at April 7, 2010 08:28 AM
Well, they seem to have forgotten about Vladimir Poontang, virile vampire.
Posted by: agent bedhead at April 7, 2010 09:22 PM